Home Free Headlines The Ryman

A upcoming country music a capella band, Home Free, just got to cross off a big thing on their bucket list by headlining two nights at one of the most famous venues in Nashville, Tennessee, being at The Ryman Auditorium.

Home Free got the opportunity to headline for two nights on the historic stage on October 11th and October 12th. The CMBeat had the privilege of attending the first night and it could not have been a better show! Continue reading

The Gatlin Brothers Come To Arkansas

It was a great night for a concert on October 26th, as three well known siblings in the country music industry came to Forrest City, Arkansas at the East Arkansas Community College to perform, Larry, Steve and Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers!

“We are really glad to see y’all!” claimed Larry Gatlin as he made his way out onto the stage first. While introducing his brothers he said, they are not my backup singers and continued by saying “They are my two best friends.” explaining how the trio has been through everything together. Continue reading

Jess Jocoy Talks About Debut EP, New Heart / Old Soul

A upcoming country music singer songwriter originally from south of Seattle, Washington, and now a Nashville, Tennessee native, Jess Jocoy, is making her way in the country music scene around town, showcasing her unique new sound.

The artist recently got to chat with me all about the process of making her intriguing debut EP, New Heart / Old Soul, about creating the songs on the project, along with how the music is relatable while going through different phrases in life. She also talks about what the special thing is about country music that caught her eye.  Continue reading

The Brothers Footman Talks Debut Single & More

In country music these days, half of the time, you can expect what the music is going to be like. Although every once in a while, a new interesting sound comes along to mix up the game.

A new intriguing band, The Brothers Footman, has brought a great new addition to music with their debut single, Lil’ Mo Time. The group recently chatted with me about their first single, along with another song they just released, and lots of more music to come.  Continue reading

3 Arkansas Artists Talk About Upcoming Arkansas Country Music Awards 

There’s a new exciting event coming to the natural state very soon and it’s just what everyone is talking about.

The Arkansas Country Music Awards are coming to Little Rock, Arkansas, on June 4th, 2018 and being held at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Hosts for the awards include country music singer/songwriter and Arkansas native, Collin Raye, along with Charles Haymes. Since it’s the first inaugural event, I talked with three Arkansas artists that are nominated and performing, about how they feel about the special upcoming awards.  Continue reading

Exclusive Interview with The Arkansas Country Music Awards 

Every country singer we all know and love, of course comes from some state, rather that be from Tennessee, some from Texas or farther. There’s been a few to come from one state in particular such as Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Charlie Rich, Justin Moore, Buddy Jewell, Joe Nichols, and more. What state does these artists come from you may ask? Not only but my favorite, Arkansas. Continue reading

Introducing Sun Records Inspired Diner in Nashville

Back in 1952, a tiny, independent record label was started in Memphis, Tennessee by a young businessman named Sam Phillips. He called the label Sun Records, and it would go on to become one of the most famous and iconic labels in American music. Legendary performers like Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis, among others, were all discovered by Phillips and signed to Sun Records between 1952 and 1969. A famous photograph taken at the Sun Records Studio of Perkins, Cash, Lewis, and Presley all sitting around a piano was nicknamed the “Million Dollar Quartet” – a name which has endured when talking about the four performers during their time at Sun Records.

And now, a new TV series premiered on CMT last night called, Sun Records, based, of course, on Sam Phillips and his historic record label. But, I’m not here to talk about that new series today… instead, I’d like to tell you about another Sun Records inspired attraction – a new eatery in Downtown Nashville called the Sun Diner. Continue reading

“Just the facts, ma’am” – Recap from our first Fun Fact Friday

Joe Friday, from the iconic TV show, Dragnet, would have been very pleased with our newest feature, which launched this past Friday on our Facebook and Twitter social media pages, called Fun Fact Friday. We fully complied with his famous catch-phrase and posted “Just the facts, ma’am“.

If you missed the posts as they went live, you can see all the facts right here in the following recap:

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